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WINDSOR & OXFORD

Guided day tour from Cambridge

Adult £74.00/Student £69.00/Child £64.00

Maximum 16 passengers

* £5 discount until March 2020.

Visit the ancient home of British royalty, a stunning medieval castle, and one of the world's most prestigious university cities. On this tour we frequently see The Queen!

                       

Windsor is an elegant town located on the River Thames upstream from London. Windsor Castle is an official residence of The Queen and her preferred weekend escape from Buckingham Palace in London. The castle acts more like a royal palace used for banquets and ceremonies especially when The Queen welcomes other Heads of State to Britain. It is also the home to St.George's Chapel which houses the tombs of ten of the most recent British kings and queens.                        

               

Oxford (the 'other place' according to Cambridge folk!) is famous worldwide for education. Like Cambridge, Oxford and its university have greatly influenced the country's history so no trip to Britain is complete without a peek at the 'dreaming spires' that dominate the city skyline and the fabulous college buildings that line the city streets below.

NEXT TOUR DATE: 19th January 2020

 

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PLAN FOR THE DAY

 

0800 Depart from central Cambridge for the journey to Oxford.

 

1000 On arrival in Oxford, there will be an hour of free time before the optional walking tour of the University district begins. Perk yourself up with a coffee in a local cafe or head immediately into the fabulous Ashmolean to browse one of the best museums in Britain. Afterwards join your guide who will explain all about the city, its remarkable history, and the innumerable famous people who have studied there. The tour will finish outside Christ Church College where Harry Potter was filmed. There will then be free time to perhaps enter a different college, visit one of the city's many other museums, the Botanic Gardens, or go punting on the river.

 

1330 We depart from Oxford for Windsor. Passengers are welcome to bring food and drink on the bus as we travel down towards London. 

 

1430 On arrival you will have free time to explore the castle if you wish. Take the Castle's audio guide to enhance your visit. 

 

1700 Join your guide for an optional walking tour of Windsor. The tour will help you discover the secrets of this fascinating town. The tour will visit Windsor Great Park, the River Thames and we will also cross the river to sample the high society of Eton and its famous private school, Eton College, where Princes William and Harry studied.

 

1815 We depart from Windsor for the short journey back home.

 

2000 Arrive back in Cambridge.

INCLUDED

 

  • Expert guidance from a passionate, experienced driver-guide
  • Return travel from your chosen departure point in Cambridge
  • Walking tour of Oxford
  • Free time in the city to explore independently - we will give you a map and our recommendations
  • Free time to enter Windsor Castle (entry fee not included in the tour price) and to explore with the complimentary audio-guide
  • Walking tour of Windsor 

NOT INCLUDED

 

  • Meals - You are more than welcome to bring food and drink to eat on the bus as we travel between destinations.
  • Entry fees to attractions (unless stated)

DEPARTURE POINTS

 

All Windsor & Oxford tours depart from the main entrance to Parkside Swimming Pool on Gonville Place at 8am. We return here at 8pm. Departure times and return times for all other departure points will vary - please check your e-ticket for the correct departure time.

 

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